HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF FITZGERALD, GA.
The mission of the Housing
Authority of the City of Fitzgerald,
Georgia, is to improve the quality of life of families and strengthen
communities by developing and sustaining affordable housing
programs; and to become a leading housing authority by exemplifying best practices, offering innovative affordable housing programs,
and expanding accessibility throughout Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County. The FHA dedicates itself to creating and sustaining an
environment where every Ben Hill County family has an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable housing, which provides an environment to raise a well-rounded, strong,
and healthy family.
The Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual to serve as its Executive Director who is highly motivated. Applicants should be committed to teamwork, have a shared commitment to quality of
everyday work, and demonstrate the willingness to assume
ownership in completion of tasks. Such person must be able to
provide leadership for all aspects of organization operations; be
responsible for implementing Board and FHA policy decisions, creating strategic goals, and monitoring
fiscal performance and progress
towards goals; manage
subordinates by planning and
directing all activities required to meet business goals and
objectives. Essential job
functions of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to,
establishing short-range and
priorities; and implementing operational and organizational changes; and facilitating the timely and
satisfactory resolution of complex issues based on the needs and goals of the organization.
The Executive Director is expected to manage the organizations
performance and productivity to
ensure conformance to standards established by the Board of
Commissioners, assure fiscal
accountability; develop annual
budgets and forecast with
monitoring mechanisms to facilitate
reporting and financial analysis;
ensure FHA activities are in
compliance with applicable laws, policies, regulations and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners. The
Executive Director is, further, expected to have knowledge of public housing organization, operations, policies, and procedures; business leadership; strategic planning; state and Federal public housing statutes, rules, codes, and
regulations; and techniques and practices for efficient and
cost-effective management of
resources. Further, the Executive Director shall display effective
leadership, authority, the ability to delegate tasks and advanced skill in developing and implementing long-range fiscal and operational plans. He or she shall also analyze and resolve complex issues;
manage multiple projects; prioritize multiple tasks and demands;
investigate and analyze complex and sensitive issues; and
effectively communicate verbal and written instructions.
Minimum qualifications are a
bachelor's degree in Urban
Planning, Finance, Public
Administration, or a related field; a minimum of four years of
experience in public housing
management; PHM certified
or certifiable within one year of
employment; and a valid drivers
license and acceptable driving record. The Board of
Commissioners may consider
substantial experience and a proven track record in public
housing as an alternative
requirement to a four-year degree.
Benefits include dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off and use of an
FHA-owned vehicle while engaging in business of the FHA.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, emphasizing particular
strengths of the applicant,
together with a resume and at
least three references to:
Toni Sawyer, Post Office Box
690; Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750.
Applications should be received no later than Friday, November 4, 2022, in order to receive
However, the position shall remain open until filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employment It is the policy of the
Housing Authority not to
discriminate in employment or the provision of services.
The Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Oct 11, 2022.
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